Maharishi University of Management (MUM)

Fairfield, IA

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Maharishi University of Management

Maharishi University of Management

Maharishi University of Management Student Essentials

Maharishi University of Management Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.mum.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $26,430
Out-of-State Tuition: $26,430
Retention Rate: 77%
Enrollment: 1,439
Year Established: 1971

About MUM

Maharishi School of Management is a one-of-a-kind school. Maharishi offers bachelor’s and graduate degrees that combine academic study with the practices of transcendental meditation and other techniques designed for mental and physical health.

Located in Fairfield, Iowa, Maharishi School of Management instructs all first-year students in the practice of and science behind transcendental meditation and its benefits.

Students then enter into their major area of study. Degree programs include standard majors like:

  • Art
  • Business
  • Elementary Education
  • Literature
  • Media and Communications
  • Pre-Med

However, the way in which these and other subjects are taught are anything but standard, at least in the United States. Rather than simply imparting information and ideas, students also develop a strong meditation practice throughout their period of study.

Other ways in which college life nurtures mental, spiritual and physical health and wellness is through organic, vegetarian meals, yoga, and other forms of physical exercise and recreation.

Admissions requirements include an application, a transcript or GED scores, recommendation letters, a resume outlining extracurricular activities, and personal essays. ACT or SAT scores are optional, though they may be required if one’s grade point average is below 2.5. A personal interview is also required of all applicants.

Financial aid sources for eligible students include need-based federal awards like grants and loans and school scholarships. The majority of students who receive aid receive it through a combination of loans and scholarships.

MUM Map & Location

Maharishi University of Management
1000 N 4th St
Fairfield, IA 52557


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Getting Around MUM

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Fairfield, IA

Winter
Dec
36
20
Jan
33
16
Feb
39
20
Spring
Mar
51
30
Apr
65
41
May
74
51
Summer
Jun
83
61
Jul
87
65
Aug
85
63
Fall
Sep
78
55
Oct
65
44
Nov
50
32

MUM Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 435
Freshman Class 35
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,439

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 11%
  • African American: 8%
  • Caucasian: 63%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Unknown and Other: 8%
Latino 11%
African American 8%
Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 9%
Unknown and Other 8%

Undergraduate 30%
Graduate 70%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 46%
Men 54%
International 7%
Domestic 93%

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